Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Health Sciences

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Health Sciences
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No

4 years full-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*

*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$27,520 AUD
CRICOS course code078144F
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): N/A
Waterfront (Geelong): N/A
Deakin course code D368
VTAC Codes1400416393 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400516393 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Please note: Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campuses.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Information Systems (IS) and Bachelor of Health Sciences double degree lets you structure your own health-focused IS course by combining subjects from a wide range of health related units. The health and IT industries are thriving, and there’s a demand for health-focused IS specialists locally and internationally.

IS professionals apply current technology and strategic decision-making skills to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information. They help businesses structure their systems of information in ways that streamline and improve the way that information is collected, stored and analysed. In the health sector, good information management is crucial.

This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues, with a focus on the health industry.

You’ll learn the secrets of developing and applying IT solutions to real-life business problems in the health sector. For example, you’ll learn how to perform basic SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to empower you to drive new standards of health care, policy and systems. You can study areas such as health promotion, nutrition, sport coaching and environmental health.

IS graduates are in high demand globally, with one of the highest starting graduate salaries in Australia. By gaining qualifications in IS and health sciences you’ll be uniquely positioned to understand and tackle the particular IS needs of businesses operating in the health sector.

You’ll be ideally suited to work as an IS professional in hospitals, health education, youth services, psychology, disability services, international aid and more.

Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your IS degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.

This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

A combined course such as the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Health Sciences offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Health Science students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences.   Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems include 16 credit points of core units (excluding MWL312) and 2 zero credit point academic induction units.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences must include 2 credit points of core units and 2 Health Sciences major sequences.

Course structure


To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300) to view the units to be completed.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact